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| VOL LIII WINNSBORO. S, C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 28, 1899. NO. 46
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r~i BLUE OUTLOOK. "
Capt McQueston Returned from
Manila Expresses Himself.
It
MANY SOLDIERS NEEDED.
Dunne the Rainv Season Terri
? > J
tory Occupied Will Have
to be Abandoned Except
Maniia.
I
A dispatch from San Francisco says
Dr. Charles A. McQuestoo, who was on
the staff of Gen. E. S. Otis, and who
was health officer at Manila, has returned
home invalided by the climate.
CjldL McOueston made a close study
of the conditions of the Philippine situation.
He is of the opinion that it
L will take from 100,000 to 150,000 solT
diers to properly snbdne and hold the
[ islands. He also says that the peace
commission was an absolute failure and
that its from the start was without effect.
Be strongly supports the military
government of the islands, except
that he thinks more men will be necessary
than hr.s been estimated.
Dr. Schurman knows that the comi
mission is a failure and is coming home
in July, added Capt. McQtieston.
'Unless troops, thousands of them,
are sent to the aid of our men there
they will be driven back into Manila in
the course of the next few months,
during the rainy season. Our men
f simpiy cannot siaxiu mc tuiuaw. ,
) per cent, of them will be incapacitated j
by sickness and the territory overrun
will have to be abandoned and Manila
will be in a state of siege again.
"Our officers and soldiers have aci
complished wonders and have proved
themselves the best soldiers in the
world. But nothing decisive has come
of it because our men were not in great
enough force."
WANT TO COME HOME.
Volunteer Troops at Manila Tired of
"TTT? TS 4.? "Will
W ST. ? niuiMMi?a
Thert seems little, if any, reason to
hope for the reenlistment of even a
small fraction of the volunteers in the
Philippines. This is reluctantly admitted
at the war department. No announcement
so far has reached here of
any wish or intention on the part of the
volunteers whose time has expired to
even consider such a proposition. Undoubtedly
the men would be much influenced
by the sentiment of their officers,
and if the latter exhibited the
least entt asiasm, the men could not
help catching some of the spirit. But
^ " it is painfully apparent officers and men
k iiave Jbad. an tney want.
Bg The intelligence which comes over
Hfc the sea today that Fans ion and Hale
Hf and all the daring leaders who, sword
BB in hand, have charged at the head of
their troops and cheered them on to
victory have put by all inducements to
remain and are coming home is a commentary
of the most striking character.
It shows that, to the patriot and the
warrior on the ground, there is nothing
in the situation which conveys an appeal.
These men, officers and privates
have made their record, they have
fnno>hf 1m>?r?nH wfill. thev have lived I
-UUS"" o 7 _ _ n
up to the letter and the spirit or their
contract, and they leave behind them
the bones of many comrades who, like
them, never faltered. Now they are
content that others fresh from home
shall take their places, if they can be
found.
Served Him Eight.
A special from Washington, N. C.,
says: Thursday morning just before
the morning train left for Parmlee, a
considerable commotion occurred in
the neighborhood of the depot, caused
by the horse whipping of J. F. "Woodward,
who has been is this city buying
m and soliciting shipments of potatoe' fo
G. M. Snyder & Co., of New York civ:*.
K The facts in the case that culminated
I in the whipping are about as follows:
i Wednesday a young lady of this city
was passing down the street when she
was overtaken by Woodward, who made
repeated improper proposals to her. On
the young lady arriving at home she
reported the facts to her family. This
morning on its being learned that
Woodward would leave on the train a
a-mart tn frllA I
VI ^gUUViUV/M 4V^MP?*V? ?V - ?w ? - ,
pot armed with a couple of whips and
proceeded to administer the horse whip- Qing,
after which he was ordered to
^ board the train and never return.
?
Railroad Bnilding.
The New York Railroad Gazette gives
the preliminary figures of new building
far the first six months of 3S99. They
show a total of 1,181.45 miles. This is
an advance of some 90 miles over the
preliminary figures of last year. Pennsylvania
takes the lead for the six
months, with a total mileage of 106.
Then follows Mississippi 85; Arkansas
83; Oklahoma 76; Louisiana 62; Ohio
61; Florida 60; Utah 53 and South
Carolina 50 miles. The railroad which
takes the lead in mileage completed is
i the Illinois Central, which with its new
* lines, in Mississippi and other States,
has a total of 6-4 miles.
Eandsome Gift to Schley.
attefa Rear Admiral Schley was the recipiBwSsfeent
Wednesday morning of a handsome
Ililver tea service, at the hands of the
Baltimore Ladies Auxiliary of the
ichley testimonial committee. The
presentation was made at the home of
Ken. Felix Agnus, in the Green Spring
alley, by a sub-committee of fourteen
ladies appointed by Mayor Malster.
kdmiral Schley accepted the handsome
gift in a few appropriate words
Fiye Young ladies Drowned.
Mrs. T. J. I/oyd, living seven miles
northwest of Lampasas, Texas, five
daughters and a visitor, Miss Chilaers.
went in bathing in a creek Friday.
The three youngest girls went beyond
t.heir depth. Their eldist sister and
Miss Childers went to their rescue and
all five were drowned. Mrs. Lloyd
saved her other daughter only by heroic'
efforts. The bodies were recovered.
HE WAS IN" LUCK
A Large Sum of Honey Lost am
Found.
Some men are born lucky; some be
come lucky, and some have luck tbrus
udou thtm. This paraphrase of
Shakesperian platitude seemed to hav
a proof of its correctness right ii
Augusta Tuesday.
Among the passengers on the morn
ing train from Charleston Tuesday wa
the Rev. Mr. Jeff cote who was comin
to town on business. In an mnocen
looking satchcl on the seat beside hiu
reposed $2,800 in good United State
currency. The minister knew severa
passengers on the train and chattel
with them, paying little or no attentioi
to the satchel.
When the train arrived at the unioi
shed he picked up a satchel and got of
?then his troubles began. In a mo
menc or two he realized that he had ;
traveling bag, but it was not his. I
contained no money either; only sue)
an assortment of articles as one uses 01
an out-of-town trip. He was frantic
mi 1 -^ ^ ~ "aaatt w<ior*f. Trmr?h
j. He loss ui tue uiuncj ...
him and he at once went to police head
quarters and reported the robbery
The machinery of the law was set ij
motion, but there was small chance o
recovery, there being littles clue to worl
by.
Among the other passengers on th<
train were Dr. A. E. Sally and his lit
tie s-'-a who also carried a hand bag
When they arrived at home the docto
disco'-'pred that his son had come of
with the wrong "grip." After a littli
'Ko a?ont rmt-. to the der>ot to se
*T UAiU uv HV"W v s- ^ WW fc- - - w
his own property which he found wait
ing for him aad at the same time learne<
of Mr. Jeffcote'sloss.
The preacher was not very wel
known in Augusta and as it happene<
Dr. A. E. Sally was, perhaps, bette
known to him than all other citizens
So after bemoaning his fate he be
thought him to call upon the physiciai
to tell his tale of woeWhen
he arrived Dr. Sally was^ ou
looking for his own property. VV iiei
he returned explanations followed, th?
minister came into his poses3ion agaii
and went away happy?the luckiest mai
in two states.?Augusta Chronicle.
WANTED TO LYNCH HIM.
The Slayer of a Negro Threatened b:
a Mob.
A dispatch to The State from Conwa;
savs: "A homicide occurred last Sunda;
at Bucksville, a village six miles dis
tant from here. A Negro known by th
name of "Green" was stabbed and al
most instantly killed by Sam Dew, i
white boy. Young Dew, with a fev
companions, was walking along th
public road in the direction of Hebroi
church, where a Sunday school celebra
tion of some kind was going on. Th
Negro Green passed them several time
on a bicycle. Finally he rode up be
hind the boys at full speed and withou
warning of any kind ran violentl;
against Dew. White man, Negro an<
bicycle rolled into a ditch in a heap
In the hand-to-hand fight which fol
lowed the Negro received a stab free
Dew's pocketknife and died soon after
About 40 Negroes gathered at Dew*
home on Sunday night, it is bglievai
with intention to lynch him. Dew'
father appeared at the door prepared t
defend his home with a shotgun am
the 2segrocs"fled after making a fe\
threats.
On Monday morning Dew quietlj
gave himself up to the sheriff. A war
rant, had been issued, but the constabl
did not execute it, but the boy's fathe
promising that he should be brought t
jail early Monday morning. A warran
has been issued for the negroes who at
tempted to invade Dew's house.
An Outrage In Illinois
Bleeding, covered with tar and death
ly sick; James Briley, of JElossville, stag
gered into the police station at Danville
111., Thursday night. He was the vie
tira of a Whitecap attach ac nossvme
Terrible marks across his back am
breast showed where the lasn. of a whi]
had cut through the skin and deep in
to the flesh. Briley said a crowd o
twelve young men came to his home a
Kossville at 10 o'clock Thuisday nigh
and took him out. They were maskei
but he rtcognized five of them. The;
took him out of the town atd tied hie
to a wire fence. He was then strippec
and beaten with a whip. He says the;
wore the whip out on him and thei
smeared him with tar. He finally wa
' ^ 1 ~ ^ Vil cr a r> i
( urusu AJtiivuu auu wiv *?**
they told him to leave town. Tb
night telegraph man at the rnlroad sta
tion gave him some old clothes. It i
alleged Briley did not support his fam
iiy.
A Case of Leprosy.
The British steamer Lombard arrive
at Mobile Thursday from Ship Islan
quarantine with a case of well develop
lonrnsv r>ri hnard in the D2rson of
Chinaman, a member of the -jrew. Thi
is the vessel which was ordered to Shi;
Island quarantine on June 14 with
case of yellow fever on board. Collec
tor Burke wired Washington for in
structions and received answer that th
leper should have been left at Mobil
Bay quarantine, but ordering that th
leper be quarantined on board and take
from the United States when the vesse
leaves.
Dying of Fever.
In consequence of the outbreak o
yellow fever at Santiago the garrison c
United States troops ha3 been remove
from the old Spanish barracks to
-u;iiCT fV
comionaoie camy iu tur: umo, Vii *,JU
road to ?1 Morro. Thus far four soldi
ers have died of the fever, and ther
are IS cases in the hospitals. On
civilian has succumbed to the disease
and there are three civilian suspects.
Massacre by Filipinos
Captain Johnson Spicer, cf the Brii
T TTqt- fprtT
XOIX Jmp JL. JLJLCfcj ivwuvi; - . ^ Manila,
has received a letter from hi
brother, Capt. George Spioer, of th
British ship Glooscap, saying that x
the adult male Spanish residents c
Balabac, the extreme southwest islan
of the Philipines, had been massacre
by the natives. The letter was give
co J. F. Whitney & Co., shippin
agents of SI New street, and they sec
it to the maritime exchange, where 3
was posted on the bulletin board.
"A BLACK SOLOMON.
1
Calmly Discusses the Race Question
and Southern Lynching.
I
e AN EVIL THAT IS BLIGHTING.
a
_ Pleads Not for the Negro Alone,
* But for Southern Manhood.
1 The Growth of Mob
u
? Murder.
1 BrookerT. Washington, President of
3 the Colored Industrial and Normal
School at Birmingham, Ala., WednesF
day furnished the Associated Press an
- elaborate discussion of the race quesa
tion in the form of a paper. Prof.
^ Washington begins hi3 paper by saying
2 that while it is true that there are cases
. of lynching and outrage in the northern
^ and western States, candor compels him
- to admit that by far the most of the
cases of lynchings take place in our
i southern States and most of the persons
f lynched are Negroes.
? "With all the earnestness of my
heart." he says, "I want to appeal, not
a nMoiJant rtf fVio TTnitAf}
" LU kiiC ^1^91UbUv V*. ~
Mr. McKinley, not to the people of
New York nor of New England, but to
r the citizens of our southern States, to
f assist in creating such a public senti
ruent as will make human life here just
t as safe and sacred as it is anywhere else
- in the world."
1 The paper then offers a review of the
appeal that has been made through the
1 press and prominent men that the Ne1
gro problem be left to the South. He
r recites that the whole country from the
the president down has been inclined to
- do this. By the policy of non-mteri
ference the South has been given a sacred
trust.
t Prof. Washington continues: "I fear
i but few people in the South realize to
3 what an extent the habit of lynching
i or the taking of life without due process
3 of law has taken hold of us, and to
what an extent it is not only hurting
us in the eyes of the world but injuring
our own material growth. Many good
people in the South and also out of the
- - . M.. a.i 1 v.
South nave gotten tne iaea mat ijuuuj
ing is resorted to for one crime only.
I have the facts from an authoritative
3ource. Daring the last year one hundred
and twenty-seven persons were
7 lynched in the United States; of this
7 number 118 were executed in the South
- and nine in the northwest; of the total
e number lynched 102 were Negros, 23
whites and two Indians. Of this numa
ber only 24 were charged in any way
r with the crime of rape.
e ''Within a period of siz years about
a 900 persons have been lynched in onr
southern States. This is but a few
e hundred short of the total number of
<5 ttrVirw Inct. tTipir lives in Cuba
D uuv. + \s*v ?uw? ?. ?,
- during" the "war. If we could realize
t still more fully how much further this
? unfortunate habit is leading us?note
i the classes of crime during a few
. months which the local papers and the
- Associated Press say that lynching has
a been inflicted for?they include "murder,
rioting, incendiarism, robbery, lars
ceny. self defense, insulting women,
i alleged poisoning, malpractice, alleged
s bam burning, suspected robbery, race
0 prejudice, attempted murder and horse
1 | stealing, mistaken identity," etc. The
v I practice has grown until we are now at
the point where not only blacks are
r lynched in the South but white men as
- well. "Within the last six years at leak
e a half dozen coloied women have been
r lynched.
o "I am not pleading for the Negro
t alone. Lynching injures, hinders and
- blunts the moral sensibilities of the
young and tender manhood of the
South. Never shall I forget the remark
made by a little nine-year-old
white boy with blue eyes and flaxen
* hair. The little fellow said to his
I ~Iva Vio/1 -retriTnpr} from a
JUULUCI auu JUO uuu I
lynching: 'I have seen a man hanged.
Now I wish I could see one burned.'
j Rather than hear such a remark from
one of my little boys I would rather
see him dead.
? "There is too much crime among us.
t The figures for a given period show that
t in the United States 30 per cent, of the
j crime committed is by Negroes, while
we constitute only about 12 per cent.
^ of the entire population. This proporj
tion holds good not only in the South
but also in northern States and cities
No rane that is so largely ignorant and
so recently out of slavery could perhaps
^ show a better record, but we must face
these piain facts. A large amount of
the crime among us grows out of the
s idleness of our young men and women
It is for this reason that I have tried to
insist upon some industry being taught
our youug people in connection with
their course of literary training."
Prof. Washington concludes by ap j*
pealing to school teachers, ministers
? and the press to arouse such a senti"
ment regarding the committing of crime
? agaiDst women that such a crime will
s not be charged against any members of
P tne race. He says the Negro has
a among the southern whites as good
friends as he has anywhere in the world
l" and advises him to stay here and work
e out his salvation,
e
St-rancrlprt in "Red.
e -v*?^
d William H. Hux, near Brown Swamp
il church was found dead in bed, lying
beside his wife on Tuesday morning,
the 13th lnst. Wesley Hux, at whose
house his grandson and' family were
f living, returned from a neighbor's
if Tuesday morning, where he had been
d spending the night, and in attempting
a to wake the occupants, found that
e William was dead, lying on his face in
i- his own vomit, his wife lying by him
e and a young man, Hamp Collins, lying
& nn the floor. The wife says
!. that she was awakened during the night
by her husband making a noise, but
paid no attention to it. Dr. Galbraith,
coroner, being notified, summoned a
jury and held an inquest, the verdict
n being that the deceased came to his
's death by smothering, or strangulation.
e The indications point to Hux's having
gone to bed in a state of intoxication,
with the above result.?Horry Hearld.
d
d Fast Bicycle Time,
n Charles Murphy, paced by a Iocomog
tive, rode a' mile on a bicycle in one
it minute and five seconds near Maywood.
it Long Island, Wednesday. The ride
was a practice sprint.
AFTER ATLANTA'S MAYOR.
The Rev. Dr. Broughton Attack
Him Vigorously.
In a sensational sermon recently I
L. G-. Broughton, Pastor of the Bapti
Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga., called up
rtiptr fr* imuMi
II1C Ulty UUULKJll Ui tuat vjlvj wv
the Mayor, James Gr. Woodward. I
Broughton said the chiof executive w
a "confe?sed gambler, a libertine, a s
and a disgrace to the city."
At these words the audience of abo
2,000 people, cheered. In the cour
of his remarks, Dr. Broughton sai
"When the mayor was a member of i
important committee to go to Waehin
ton on the matter of federal prison sit
he was drunk most of the time, ai
there were other things that occurs
in connection with him that I hesita
to mention from the pulpit. He shou
be impeached at once. If the membe
of the city council do not impeach hii
I shall take steps myself. No su
man has a right to be mayor of tl
city. The situation is indecent ai
disgraceful.''
When asked after the sermon why!
moved against Mayor Woodward, I
Broughton said: "1 have given tl
matter much consideration and I I
lieve I have taken a step in the rig
direction. I know what I am talkii
about. The actions of the prese
mayor ol Atlanta since he has held c
fice are a disgrace to the city and tl
people this man represents.
Mayor Woodward was informed
Dr. Broughton's remarks. The exec
tive said: "I regard the statements
Dr. BroughtOD as ridiculous. I ask t;
public to suspend judgment."
At a meeting of the city council <
Monday night, a committee or nve w
appointed to investigate Dr. Broug
ton's charges. After due considerate
the committee reported that May
Woodward should he impeached.
Upon this action of the city coun<
Mayor Woodward plead guilty to all
the charges preferred against him, ?i
promised to reform.
A TOUGH YAElT
A Most Remarkable Tornado Sto:
Sworn To.
The St. Paul dispatch says: "Prol
bly the most astounding story regardii
freaks of the New Richmond cycloae
that related by W. McShane, given fc
low. Your correspondent took speci
pains to carefully investigate this tal
and visited Mr. McShane at his rei
dence. The story was so remarkal
and All the facts for substantiating
nor o >iand T rennesfced Mr. M
. , _
Shane to give me his sworn affidavit
the circumstances, which he did.
alse verified the story by neighbors se
ing the unbroken windows and piec
of the piano box lying about the yai
The affidavit follows:
About the first of April, when I to
the storm windows off my house, I p
seven of them in an upright piano bo
placed at the end of a chicken coop
the south side of the yard. I then i
curely nailed on the front of the b
with tenpenny nails so that there w
no opening to the box. I passed t
box five or six times a day, so that
am confident it was there in same cn
dition Monday night, June 12, befc
the cyclone struck. Mrs. McShane <
caped the storm in a neighbor's cells
VViien sne came Dac? to tne nouse, u
mediately after, she noticed the wi
dows lying 011 the ground. I found t
seven window3 with their double glaf
turned around endwise stacked up eve
ly on top of each other. Not a pane
glass was ciacked, ana the piano bi
had been torn entirely off. Pieces
the box I found scattered about t
yard some distance away. The chick
coop was uniDj'ured.
W. McShane.
"Subscribed to and sworn to befc
me this 16th day of June, 1899.
J. B. Miner,
"Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn
Pardons Granted and Refused.
Gov. McSweeney Wednesday grant
a pardon to A. H. Soli of Hampton, t
man who took away a gun while drui
and was bringing >it back when arreste
He had served two years of a five yes
term, being convicted of grand li
ceny.
On the recommendation of the jadj
and solicitor backed by strong petitio
the governor has also pardoned J
Williams of Orangeburg who was oo
victed in January, 1898 of arson.
He has refused to grant pardons
the cases of J. W. Carter, convicted
Colleton of obtaining money under fa]
pretenses; Lee Bryant convicted
Clarendon county and Ben. Walla
sent up from Colleton for grand 11
ceny.
The Filipino's Cannon.
According to Gen. Anderson, coi
manding the department of the Lak<
the heavy losses of the American troo
in the recent engagements with the F
ipinos at Los Pinas and Bakoor, sou
of Manila, were caused by the artille
which A<?- \*al Dewey presented
Aguinaldo last "winter. The batteri
in position, Gen. Anderson says, a
being operated by Spanish prisom
who have been released by Aguinal
with the understanding that they e
list in the insurgent army. Gen. A
derson took the first detachment
troops to the Philippines last fall a:
was a prominent figure in the first e
gotiations with the Filipino govei
ment.
A Smallpox Cure.
The governor gets all kinds of lettc
from all kinds of people living in i
parts of the country. Friday he e
one from a fellow who signs hims<
John G. Schultz of "Withrop Heighi
I). C." He says he saw a statement
the Charleston Messenger of rece
date that there was smallpox at Bat<
burs. Then he says: "I offer you
? ? j; A
Simple care iur me uxocasc. vug uwj
of cream tartar; pour on the same o
pint of boiling water; let it ceol a
then let the patient drink of it; w
cure the patient in three days."
Is it the best? Taste and see. B<
in taste, best in results. JNo nausei
ing dose, but so pleasant and natnral
effects that you forget you have tak
medicine?Life for the Liver and E
neys. See ad. tf
yS
NEGROES SHOT
ed
Because They Were Willing to
Work in the Mines
>r.
/
LSt IN THE PLACE OF STRIKERS.
on
V I
CXI
>r. The Row Took Place at Evansas
9
i ville, Indiana. Repetition
of the Pana Riots
ut
se Feared.
d:
an 'The first bloodshed of the miners'
8* strike, that has been in progreos at
Evansville, Ind., for two months, occnrred
shortly after midnight. It had
,te been decided by the proprietors of the
W Sunny Side mine that foreign miners
irs would be imported to start the mines.
S THist rWisinn was made known to the
Lis union men when the Chicago scale had
ad been offered them without recognizing
the union.
fe- -.^About thirty colored miners from
'? came in over the
113 Louisville and Nashville and were met
?e- ? tlia clotinn Vitr .TomM TT ATnnrp
_ au UUV ObUWiVU WJ V UIU4VU MI wv- wj
ht bookkeeper aad a stockholders in the
D2 Sunny Side company. The wagonette
^ was djiven by Edward Geiger, son of
!*" the priprietor of a large furniture store,
and one of the most popular young men
in the city.
?* The company's plant is located on the
n" northwestern edge of the city, and
about a quarter of a mile from Salt
Wells, and is reached by a road branching
from the right of West Maryland
3n street.
?s Mr. Moore and Mr. Geiger were in
"" the front of the wagonette. While the
an ?w -{not
v CUlUC vrao yaooiug a *v* juw.v
or before making a turn 111 the road to go
to the mines, parties on the sides of
the road fired in the dark upon the men
?* in the wagonette. The volley produced
ad great excitement among the occupants
of the wagonette, and the driver, whipping
up his horses, hurried to the mine
while those who had done the firing escaped
in the darkness.
A few minutes later Patrolman Rus^
ton appeared on the scene, having been
attracted by the firing. It seems that
one or two of those who had fired on
,a_ the wagonette, remained in the neighas
borhood, and seeing the policeman,
is opened lire on Mm. xne snot strucK
)e. against the back part of his helmet,
ial and he was not injured. Three other
e officers reached the place soon after3j'
wards, but they were not fired upon.
>le Physicians were summoned immediately,
the men were put in a place of
;c_ safety and the wounded men given
t0 every'attention.
I Moore, who was suffering intensely,
>0. refused to be given attention until the
'g3 men were disposed of safely. He is at
d St. SHajy's hospital and this morning is
resting easy, with some hope of his reot
coVv-ij"4s
Charles Smith, one of the wounded
Negroes, is in a critical condition.
at John Smith, another Negro seriously
!e_ injured, is in better condition this
ox morning, with hope of his recovery.
.as Ed Geiger, the driver, whose ear was
jje clipped off has a severe wound.
t Henrv Smith, colored, and John
,n. Norsweather, also colored, were slight)te
ly wounded.
;g. The assault tpon these men has
[p caused a feeling of uneasiness to prevail
in the city. It is feared the scenes
n_ at Pana will be reenacted here if furbe
iher attempts are made to import minJS
ers. The Sunny Side mine remains
closed today, and the imported men are
0f in hiding. The proprietors refuse to
ox discuss the affair at all and refuse to dinf
vulge any plans.
jjg The serious wounding of Moore, their
en bookkeeper, lias made a deep impression
on the management. The mine is
getting into a serious condition because
)re of the lack of operation. It is a machine
mine and for this reason the longer
it remains idle the heavier its loss.
u? Fred Dilcher, the national committeeman
of the United Mine Workers of
America, and State Secretary Kennedy,
, deny all knowledge of the shooting,
? and say they are as much surprised as
anyone over the aSair.
A Tale of Horror.
irs
ir- A story of possible cannibalism on
the Yukon trail has just reached Circle
ge City, Alaska. Three men left there in
no T)er.?mV>f?r last for Jimtown and were
oe not heard of again till the steamer Rideii
ont, which arrived today, brought a
terrible tale of suffering and horror,
in The men were Michael Daly, Victor
in Ediar and M. Provost. They were
!se from Providence, R. I., "Woonsocket,
T? T 1 T-l _Ll._ A f
Ill H. 1., ana JOroCKton, iuass., icapeui/ivc
ce ly. Their bodies were discovered 17
ir- miles from the mouth of Old Man's
creek, they having lost the trail and
become bewildered. Having left Dahl
river with only three weeks food, but
m- which was amply sufficient for the 150
js, miles to Jimtown, they were soon rev
ps duced to starvation.
il- Daly's body was found partly eaten,
th on the stove in the tent just as it was
ry left when death overtook the others,
to Some scraps of moose hide and mocca:es
sin were found, of which they were
ire endeavoring to make a ' stew. Daly's
>rs body was identified by the clothes,
do The other two men were found dead
in- five miles away from the tent. The
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ii- iact 01 tne tent naps uemg auut uuwu
of when found, would seem to preclude
ad the possibility of Daly's body having
le- been eatea by animals. The other
n- men doubtless were driven by hunger
to the awful extremity of cannibalism.
Four hundred dollars were found on the
bodies.
The Eights of the Dog.
;ot Following the decision of a few days
>lf ago on the rights of the dog the suts,
preme court has handed down another
in decision relating thereto. This time
nt the court takes the position that when
;s- a dog gets on a railroad track it is the
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i a business ot tne aog to get out ui iuc
ce way of the tram and not of the train
ne to get out of way of the dog. In other
ad words if a dog is killed by a train the
ill railroad company is not not liable for
kamages as in the case of stock.
>st Many sunstrokes in the North and
at- none in the South during the recent
in heat wave again emphasizes the fact
ei that the climate of this section is really
id- milder than in higher latitudes, in
: summer as well as in winter.
i
TfiE UKU.TS AJIU WJSAXlUiJ&.
What the Department of Agriculture I
Says About Them.
The following is the weekly bulletin ,
of the South Carolina section of the
climate and crop service of the United *
States weather bureau issued last week j
by Director Bauer:
The week endingMonday, June 19th, 1
was intensely hot during the first four (
days and abnormally cool the remain- 2
der of the week. The extreme maxi- 1
1 AO ?J,1 .19 J/i 1
mum was j.uo, duu luemiuiujuui uu uc- .
grees.
The rainfall was general on the lGth *
and 17th, and. in places heavy. The {
week's rainfall* exceeding four inches '
at Blackville, and over three inches at '
a number of points, with few places '
only that had less than an inch of rain. |
Over the greater portion of the State, '
it came in the form of a gentle soaking
rain. 1
The extreme heat and dryness of the 1
early part of the week were detrimental !
to the development of all crops except
cotton, and caused much suffering 1
among workmen and animals in prose- '
cuting the cultivation of field crops, but ^
the cooler weather and generally copi- ]
ous rainfall of the close of the week 1
have changed the conditions materially 1
for the better.
Cotton made rapid growth-during the '
week following the rains of last week -1
and the high temperature?favorable )
conditions for it. The early planted 1
has excellent stands and is fruiting 1
well, and some is blooming. Late !
planted ha3 neither good stands nor >
seasonable size. Sea Island cotton is '
very promising. Grasshoppers are eat- *
ing cotton just coming up in the ex- 1
treme western counties. 5
The condition of eorn was improved ,
by receiving the much needed moisture J
and by the dro? in temperature. Old
corn is in silk and tassel, and is being '
laid by. In the southeastern counties '
some corn was ruined by the drought.
Wire or bud worms continue to destroy (
corn in a few counties. A few localities 1
report the crop very promising. 1
Tobacco was greatly improved by the (
tsitiq Vmf- if-, has nnnr stands, and has *
been seriously injured by worms in Marion;
transplanting just finished in 1
Newberry; contemplated acreage re- !
duced in Darlington. Topping has begun.
J
June rice about all planted. The J
crop is generally doing well, but cater- '
pillars continue to infest it in locali- '
ties.
"Wheat and oats threshing well under '
way. Yield of wheat below the aver- J
age, while oats are very poor general- i
ly. '
Pastures have started new growth. 1
Melons bearing and growing well. "Wild
berry crop very poor. Peas being sown ]
on stnbble lands and with corn. Cane ;
and sorghum vary in condition according
to previous rainfall. Grass fattened
cattle now being marketed. 1
Gold and Silver. 1
Director of the Mint Roberts on
Monday announced his final estimate
of the gold and silver production in the
United States during the calendar year
1898. It is as follows: !
Silver in :
Gold. fine ounces 1
Alabama $ 5,000 $ 100 :
Alaska 2,524.800 92,400 '
Arizona 2,465.100 2,246,800
California... 15,637.800 642.300
Colorado 23,195 300 22,815,600 :
Georgia 128,600 500 :
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Idaho i,<io,yuu o,u<?-.} suu
Iowa 100
Maryland... 600
Michigan... 100 32,400 1
Minnesota.. 100
Montana.... 5,126,900 14,807,200
Nevada 2,994,400 805,000 <
New Mexico. 539,000 425,300
N.Carolina.. 84,000 700
Oregen 1,117,600 130,00
S. Carolina... 104 200 300
S.Dakota.... 5,699,700 152,300 ,
Tennessee 900 .
Texas 300 472.900 ,
Utah 2,2S5,400 6,485,900 ,
Virginia 4,500
Washington.. 766,200 254,400 ,
Wyoming 5,300 100 j
<
Totals.... $64,463 000 $54,438,000 |
Total for 1S97 $57,333,000 $53,860,000 ,
A Good Showing. 1
Administration economica, which is J
charged with tne disDursement o: tne (
finances of the provisional government !
of Havana, and the province, published 1
a statement showing that from January
to May, inclusive, the receipts were
$763,194 and the expenses $178,228,
the balance being cash on hand. This '
causes general astonishment among the
Cubans and is unprecedented in the ('
history of Havana. Xever before have
the figures been published openly. The j
offieials, formerly, merely made semi
official statements, which were not
itemized. .No two years of the Spanish
regime have yielded as much as the past
five months. The English La Lucha, 1
in an editorial based on this fact, says '
the Cubans and Americans are watch- 1
ing the results of military rule, recogniz- {
ing the immense influence which will !
be exerted in the future political strug- ^
gle by the present campaign, and adds: !
l<The greatest piaise is due to the Am- 1
ericans here at this evidence of their !
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intent to maintain metnoQ3 or tne <
strictest honesty." !
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Drowned in Lake Waccamaw.
Two bright boys, Edmond McLaurin 1
and John Murphy, aged respectively J
14 and 15, -were drowned Thursday in
Lake Waccamaw, Columbus County, '<
N. C. They went to the lake on an excursion,
run from "Wilmington, given by
St. Andrew's Presbyterian SundayThp
remains were broueht to
the city on the excursion train at 6
o'clock and were met at the depot by
members of the respective families.
Edmond McLaurin was the son cf Mr.
W. S. McLaurin, a well-known business
man of Wilmington, and John :
Murphy was the son of Mrs. Sarah
Murphy, a widow lady, who resides on
Walnut street.
Serious Eiots.
The riots in southern India have
I oi^oorl +n T?iromnnrp wllfrp thft nolice
Qyiuau bV X1M r WU4VV* wj v w - ? , J. ?
have been severely beaten and forced to
retire. The rioters have seized a number
of guns and a quantity of ammunition.
They are cutting off the ears of
their opponents in order to obtain their
ear rings more expeditiously. About
450 houses have been burned at Samboovadagarai.
v
uisiir rijuxiuii AH vojmuimu.
Seceders from York County Long for
Old Conditions.
The Spartanburg correspondent of
rhe News and Courier recently mentioned
the fact that people living in a
lertain strip that had been cut of from
Spartanburg and used as a part of the
lew couuty of Cherokee were very much
lissatisfied with the new arrangement
md would probably make an effort at
in early day toliave themselves restored
:o their first love. Well, they had just
Detter not, because there is no possible
chance. Such an arrangement would
lestroy the new county altogether, as
:here are other sections equally as dissatisfied
as those taken from Spartanburg,
and *f it should be allowed to
withdraw from Cherokee there would
De a general revolt.
Several days ago, ffhile on a business
:rip in Cherokee Township, which is
aow a part of the new county of the
same name, but was originally a part of
i'ork county, your correspondent learned
:he sentiments of the people who had
voluntarily left in old and tried friend
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.ur a liew <iuu uuu?u jl uvj
aot approve of the methods in vogue in
Lhe new county and also claim that
:axes are considerably higher. They
ilso make the charge that the county
seat, Gaffney, is in the saddle and is
asing all her power to build up and improve
herself and_ immediate vicinty at
:he expense of the1)fla&C?_&f the coun:y.
Several citizens of CheroEeeTwa--..
ship claim that if it was possible to
aave the question voted on again as to
whether or not they would stay in
Cherokee or return to York there
irould not be twelve votes in the township
in favor of remaining.
There is xery little sympathy for
former fellow citizens in what is left of
York county. They were thoroughly
framed as to what they might expect
before they took the step. Following
were the leading inducements held out
to them by the advocates of the new
county: "Unless you come with us a
new county will be made out of a part
)f Chester, Lancaster, York and a
-a_:_ r vt?n 1;?
strip irurn i^urtu v><uuiuja.; nun
Bill as the county seat, and then your
taxes will be so high as to virtually
imount to confiscation."
The second inducement was the matter
of great convenience for those who
bad business at the Court House. The
third was that Ganney would, all alone
by herself, build a handsome Court
Souse and mob-proof jail, and last,
md this was the winning card, Cherokee
Township should forever have the
privilege of choosing the State Senator,
Dne Representative, the clerk of Court,
sheriff and auditor. This proposition
svas of sufficient breadth, height and
iepth to include the leading aspirants
For political preferment in Uherokee
Township, and they forthwith went to
work to carry the election in favor of
the change.
At the election that followed one of
their number was elected sheriff and
another as auditor. At the election
last fall the sheriff was a candidate for
reelection, but was defeated, and the
auditor made a narrow escape, and your
correspondent's informant said that it
is the understanding at headquarters
that he is to be retired in 1900. He is
a nne-le?eed Confederate soldier and
is said to be competent.
Cherokee Township politicians are
thoroughly disgusted. Instead of building
a Court House in accordance with
the written agreement, a town .hall,
which had been erected several years
previous and was not well adapted to
the purpose, was palmed off on the new
county by the town of Gaffney, and j
matters have been so arranged that the
necessary jail is to be erected by Cherokee
County.?News and Courier.
Dangerous Hypnotist.
Patrolman Mahoney, of Buffalo, N.
Y., recently saw a man and a woman
walking round and round the block,
neither speaking to the other, the woman's
eyes being intently fixed on the
face. When the policeman took
hold of the *oman she came out of an
apparent hypnotic state and asked j
him to take her out of the man's power.
She said she had never seen the man
before. He had approached her on the
street, she said, turned her face toward
the light, made a few passes before her
2yes and without a word walked up the
street, compelliag her to walk with him.
She tried to leave him but could not.
The woman, who is Miss Lillian Beaton,
told her story to a police justice. The
man, who is known as Joseph :>lcAuley,
refused to say a word. Police Sergeant
Nash reported that another woman had
made a similar complaint against McAuley
a few days before. The justice
sentenced McAuley to 25 days imprisonment,
which he received without
breaking silence. He is about 30 years
Did.
A Good Hot Weather Item.
Something new in trusts is the liquid
lir trust, for which articles of incorporation
have been filed in Delaware on a
japital of $10,000,000. Few of uS had
supposed that the liquid air business
had reached that stage. It is only a
step to an air trust that shall control
the atmosphere and rent air meters to
zo with every pair of lungs. The liquid
lir chaps, it may be added, propose to
supplant the ice dealers. One gallon
Df the liquid air is equal to a ton of
ice, one ton will keep a house down to
30 <focr#><?s nn the hottest davs. Sucb
is the talk of the incorporation. A gallon
or two of the stuff would have been
a great boon to us during the recent hot
wave.
Death of H. B. Plant.
Henry Bradley Plant, president of
the Plant Investment company, controlling
the great system of hotels and
railroads on the west coast of Florida
and the line of steamers from Tampa to
Eabana, died suddenly Friday night
at his residence in New York. Mr.
Plant, who was in his 80th year, had
not been in the best health for several
years, but, except brief intervals of illtt-cc
ortfivoltr f>n(rfl?rorl in the dirftC
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tion of his vast enterprises up to within
a few hours of his death.
It is said that if lamp chimneys.
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tumblers or otncr glass uisnes are piaceu
in cold water, with half a cup of water,
which is brought slowly to a boil and
boiled a half hour, then allowed to cool
in the water, they will resist any sudden
changes of temperature without
cracking.
WilAI UAUjMLD 11.
Evidence as to Depression of
Agricultural Industry.
DUE TO MONOMETALLISM.
Witness Interrupted by Opponents
of Silver and Was
Not Allowed to Proceed
on That Line.
Joseph B. Ager, president of the
r?i . r\ i_ .f Ai.^
uiaryiana otaie vxraoge, was Deiore me
industrial commission at Washington
Thursday. He said that a trust among
the farmers such as was suggested by
Mr. Havemeyer was impracticable,
owing to the difficulty of getting the
farmers to hold up prices. Speaking
of colored labor, he said it was unreliable
because of the natural indolence
and indifference of individuals of the
colored race. Liquor he regarded as
the great bane of that people, and responsible
for nine-tenths of the crimes
committed by them. Mr. Ager considered
the condition of the average
farmer as worse than it was 20 years
ago, bnt he believed money invested in
farming safer than in other lines ef
business.
?Iu. W. Youmans of South Carolina
occupTed'-fehftjwitness stand daring the
afternoon sessiQnT~~fi6^aaid the agricultural
interest of the soutWsS^a^tly
depressed, and he attributed thede^^
pression to the fact that silver was not ?? ?
recognized as a money metal. He said
there had not been an increase of the
volume of money to correspond with ,
the increase ot population. As a consequence
there had been a general depreciation
of values. He was proceeding
to develop his views upon this point
when Maj. Farquhar made a point of
order against the character of the testimony,
and this point was sustained
by the chair (Hon. A. L. Harris) after
a somewhat spirited encounter between
Representative Livingston and the Be- I
publican members.
Mr. Youmans then proceeded to
nnnsidprafihTJH. TTP fhrmfrhfc the
tariff also an obstacle to progress, saying
that while the cotton grower of tie
United States was compelled to compete
with the cheap labor of the world
in sales abroad, he was not allowed to
buy the product of that labor in ether
articles abroad withing paying a duty
of 40 per cent, upon it As remedies
he suggested the free coinage of silver,
a lower tariff and local banks of issue. He
had tried the diversification of crops
and had not been successful.
Mr. Youmans said he had no fault
to find with colored labor, and that he
preferred it infinitely to imported labor.
"I employ 300 or 400 Negroes,"
he said, "and I find them docile and"
willing to work. 1 go away and leave
my family among them, feeling confident
of their safety and protection."
He thought, however, that the Negro
as a rule irresponsive to the efforts to
educate him, and while he willingly
paid his share for such efforts at education,
he considered the money so
spent as thrown away.
Death-Dealing Storms.
Tornadoes have been known in America
for a century or more, and thousands
yf persons have been killed and
injured by them. A record of these
visitations since 1794 shows tremendous
loss of life and property. On February
9, 1884, the country from the
Mississippi River to the Atlantic was
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trie dancing ground ior sixty terriDie
tornadoes, which killed 800 people,
and injured nearly 3,000, while they
reduced to ruins 10,000 buildings. During
the period from 1794 down to the
present time the most disastrous tornado
wa? that at St. Louis on May 27.
1896. The precise number of persons
killed has never been known, but the *
dead were several hundred and the injured
many more. One of the earliest
tornadoes on record was oa May -7,
1840, in Adams County, Mississippi,
when 317 people were killed. The
same place was revisited two years later
when 500 were killed. The property
loss was very great. Louisville was
stricken in 1890, but the same city was
visited by a whiriwind as long ago as
August 27, 1854. At that time twenty-five
persons were killedCollided
With a Whale.
The Cleveland Leader says: "Lieut.
F. L. Chad wick of the United States
navy is visiting his uncle, Dr. L. S.
Chadwick, of Euclid avenue. During
the war with Spain Lieut. Chadwick
served on the cruiser Raleigh. He entered
Manila bay when Dewey made his
famous dash into the harbor. Lieut.
Chad wick said recentlv that on his
return trip there was a collision with a
huge whale that was sleeping on the
water. Lieut Chad wick was on watch
when the boat gave aluich. "I thought
we had run on some hidden rocks," he
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said. "i rtDnea u> me ran auu iuuuu
that the ram of the cruiser was fast in
the side of a whale forty feet long.
The engines had to be reversed before
the whale was released. He floated
away dead. You may think that is a
fish story, but it is an actual fact, and
the cruisers log will verify it."
Schley and Wheeler Honored.The
honorary degree of LL. D. was
Thursday conferred by Georgetown
University on Rear Admirals TVinfield
Scott Schley and Geo. W. Melville;
Major General Joseph Wheeler, Hon.
W. JBourke Cochran, of New York; Dr.
Samuel Bueey, District of Columbia;
Dr. Daniel Bower, of Illinois, and HonThomas,
Herran, United States of Co.
lumbia. General Wheeler, Dr. Bower
and Honorable Thomas Herran were
unavoidably absent.
A Substitute for Cotton,
Prtricnl Matin r\f Austria
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ports a process in vogue there for making
artificial cotton from shavings of
the fir tree. The shavings are steamed,
soaked in sodium lye and heated tinder
pressure, with the result of converting
them into celulose. This has castor
oil, caffeine and gelatin added to it, and
is then reeled off into threads, much
after the manner of artificial silk. Local
authorities expect to compete with
the cotton product of America, but the
South will probably still make cotton
the chief crop for some years yet,
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